Mouse Monoclonal Antibody to GPR56
Inventors: Xianhua Piao, Rong Luo, Zhaohui Jin
Invention Types: Other, Research Tool
Research Areas: Neurology/Neuroscience
Keywords: AntibodyFor More Information Contact: Yen, Alan
GPR56, an orphan G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) from the family of adhesion GPCRs, plays an indispensable role in cortical development and lamination. Mutations in the GPR56 gene cause a malformed cerebral cortex in both humans and mice that resembles cobblestone lissencephaly, which is characterized by overmigration of neurons beyond the pial basement membrane. Collagen III regulates the proper lamination of the cerebral cortex by acting as the major ligand of GPR56 in the developing brain.
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Key Publications: Luo et al. 2011. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Aug 2;108(31):12925-30
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